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Pico Iyer
Birth date: January 01, 1957
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Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it 4 years ago
Usagi Yojimbo. I can't really say enough good about the character and his stories. I've recommended the comic to a lot of people over the years, and I have yet to hear back from any of them to tell me they didn't like it. Usagi is an honor-bound ronin in feudal Japan, so most of the stories are s...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
Iyer in his introduction tells us this is “less like a conventional travel diary than a series of essays” of a “casual traveler’s casual observations” of the Asia he saw “over the course of two years... [spending] a total of seven months crisscrossing the continent.” Each chapter covers his thoughts...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard is his account of his two months in Nepal. He was invited along by field biologist George Schaller on his expedition to study Himalayan Blue Sheep--and perhaps catch a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard. (Said in the book to consist of only 120 remaining individuals. ...
nouveau
nouveau rated it 6 years ago
mega-super genius Pico Iyer, Eton, Harvard, Oxford at age 29 puts out Video Night in Katmandu], as its title suggests, a wryly humorous look at incongruities and abstractions-playing-out in odd corners of the world, and confirms his already existing reputation as an essayist, a solid 4 or 5 star boo...
nouveau
nouveau rated it 6 years ago
Donald Richie (1924-2013) is one of those names in Japanology that of course you've known about forever. It wasn't until today, however, that I finally read one of his books. Seidensticker I've read through his translations since I was seventeen and then finally his non-fiction book last week. I'm n...
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